In the week of 24 November 2014 Amb. Valeri Ratchev from CSDM participated in a study tour to France for Kyrgyz government officials, with the purpose to understand and reflect on the crisis management system operated by the French Government. The visit was organised within the acting MoU signed between the OSCE, the French Republic, and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) with the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic for implementation of the project "Establishment of an Crisis management (Situation Room) System in the Office of the Prime Minister." The Kyrgyz delegation was led by the Vice Prime-Minister Mr. Abdyrakhman Mamataliev and included Mr. Kubatbek Boronov, Minister of Emergency Situations, and other high-ranking officials.
Earlier, Prof. Tagarev and Amb. Ratchev provided professional development training for relevant Kyrgyz experts.